WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk, spokeswoman says

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This includes hunting, consuming, and handling of tissue of the infected animals.

Dem don report one suspected case of bubonic plague to Chinese authorities.

China has reported a case of bubonic plague in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Swelling, pain and suppuration of the lymph nodes produces the characteristic plague buboes.

Known as the "Black Death", bubonic plague can be fatal in up to 90 percent of people infected if not treated, primarily with several types of antibiotics.

Last year, Mongolia also declared quarantine in Bayan Olgyi province in the west, after two plague cases were detected there.

Bubonic plague bacteria Yersinia pestis.

A photo from 1900 of rat catchers at Darling Harbour in Sydney during one of the last outbreaks of bubonic plague in Australia.

Bubonic plague, which is one of plague's three forms, causes painful, swollen lymph nodes usually in the armpits or groin.

Infectious droplets. Cough droplets in the air of a contaminated person can cause pneumonic plague. Septicemic plague results from bubonic plague, which may cause severe health consequences, such as meningitis, endotoxic shock, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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Additionally, the Bayannur health officials are encouraging the people to take extra precautions to minimize any risk of human-to-human transmission, especially in the middle of an ongoing fight against COVID-19.

At the time, authorities headed off further cases by ramping up epidemic early-warning systems, medical screenings, and transportation inspections.

Historically, the bubonic plague has also been referred to as the Black Death, in reference to the gangrenous blackening and death of body parts, such as the fingers and toes, that can happen with the illness.

As per World Health Organization, from 2010 to 2015 there were 3248 cases worldwide, including 584 deaths. By the time the pandemic ended in the 1950s, it had claimed at least 15 million lives with some estimates putting the number at 200 million.

Although plague don be di cause of widespread disease outbreaks in di olden days, any outbreaks today thankfully dey small.

While there have been no cases recorded since then, it's still a possibility.

Madagascar saw more than 300 cases during an outbreak in 2017. And in May previous year, two people died in Mongolia from the plague after eating raw meat from a marmot.

Officials and health workers in Brisbane, Australia, inspect a mound of dead rats.

"Unlike in the 14th Century, we now have an understanding of how this disease is transmitted".

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